Find out what Twitter, Facebook and others say about your privacy

Social Sciences

How much of your Tumblr, LinkedIn or MySpace personal information will those sites share with third parties? A website recently launched by UVic researchers ( helps Canadians get smart about their personal privacy and how it is being used by social media providers. “This website has 24 social media providers listed so the public can do a side-by-side comparison of each company’s privacy beliefs,” says researcher Adam Molnar, UVic PhD candidate in political science. The idea behind the site (and the year-long research project it’s part of) is that the evolution of a more “social web” poses significant challenges to theories of informational privacy as well as to the Canadian legal system.

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Keywords: doctoral research, political science

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